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The Burren Centre

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Address: Kilfenora, Ireland
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+353 65 708 8030
10:00 - 17:00
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A multimedia exhibition centre depicting and explaining the Burren, its...

A multimedia exhibition centre depicting and explaining the Burren, its flora, fauna, archaeology, geology and architecture.

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On a visit to Kilfenora whilst doing a tour of Ireland we stopped here for lunch. This Burren Centre had a 'walk through time' to see all about The Burren. You watch a film first... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On a visit to Kilfenora whilst doing a tour of Ireland we stopped here for lunch. This Burren Centre had a 'walk through time' to see all about The Burren. You watch a film first before going around the exhibition which is very interesting with sound effects. You learn all about The Burren landscape, flowers, fauna and animals.The whole thing... More 

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Bayfield, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Do take the time to visit The Burren Centre - it really is worth the time and provides a great overview of geology and history of the whole area. The film is excellent and the displays are well set up with just the right amount of information. Extremely well done.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Burren Centre, located in Kilfenora, was a good place to get information about the expanse known as the Burren. It is not a place you would begin hikes from, but just to get directions to areas to explore. There is a video display, but we bypassed that. Helpful and informative staff.

Thank W-Hartford_CT
West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I took a driver, Tony Woods, to get me from Ennis out into the Burren area. The Burren Center is small and quaint in the tiny town of Kilfenora. The stark white building and shiny signage can't be missed. Step into the courtyard of the church next door as well. The high crosses are fantastic.

Thank DoloresJacoby
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in finding out about the unique geology, archeology and history of the Burren, this museum is an ideal place to start or finish. We found the displays especially helpful because we didn't realise there was so much to see in the area and only allowed half a day, on the way to the Cliffs of Moher.... More 

Thank John M
Evergreen, Colorado
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This small facility in Kilfenora is a good introduction to the geologic and human history of The Burren. A 10 minute film provides an overview. The exhibit area has well presented pictures, diagrams and dioramas that cover from 320 million years ago to the present time. There are church ruins nearby and fine examples of limestone Irish crosses. The staff... More 

Thank Knyte7
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Not only was the lady at the front desk the only unhappy person I met in Ireland but, the center and the exhibits were less than impressive. Spend your time somewhere else. My family breezed through in less than 30 minutes - nothing to catch our interest.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were a little disappointed and felt we didn't get what we thought we would from this stop. The exhibition is ok, it's dark and a lot of reading needs to be done. They do have a short movie that didn't empress us at all. We had done the circle so we saw a lot of what's called the Burren... More 

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

For a place that is supposed to introduce you to the Burren area, it was mediocre. In the brochures, it boasts having lots of local crafts. I was hoping for more unique pieces instead of what I have seen in lots of other shops. And 20 euro for 4 people to see short movie? We passed on it and left... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Knowing little about the burren called to get a feel for what was the best way to see the place, best sights, route, the usual stuff. Felt that I had interrupted this lady's peace. Every request was met with a sigh, asking to mark something on a map seemed to be a chore and even the information extracted was not... More 

Thank John L

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